The King in Parlement: The Problem of the Lit De Justice in Sixteenth-Century France

@article{Holt1988TheKI,
  title={The King in Parlement: The Problem of the Lit De Justice in Sixteenth-Century France},
  author={Mack P. Holt},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={31},
  pages={507 - 523}
}
  • M. P. Holt
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
‘You ask me what a Lit de justice is? I will tell you!’ Thus exclaimed Louis-Adrien Le Paige, an eighteenth-century parlementaire who was excoriating the current spectacle of the king's appearance in person in the Grand-Chambre of the Parlement of Paris. Denied their ancient and customary rights of consultation and deliberation in important affairs of state, which in their view meant an active or participatory role in the legislative process, magistrates like Le Paige felt coerced in 1756 into… 
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